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Sustained-release could ease treatment of glaucoma and other conditions BOSTON, July 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Taking eye drops multiple times a day can be difficult for patients to do, and because of blinking and tearing, as little as 1 to 7 percent of the dose is actuall...

Can a Contact Lens Cure Nearsightedness? Five-Year Clinical Study Testing Corneal Reshaping Therapy as Possible Method to Arrest Myopia

Researchers have reported positive first-year results from a clinical trial that is testing whether specialized contact lenses can slow or halt the progression of near sightedness in children. Co principal investigators Drs S. Barry Eiden and Robert Davis, working with EyeVis Eye and Vision Resea...

Bausch & Lomb Kicks Off U.S. Consumer Online Marketing Campaign for SofLens(R) Daily Disposable Contact Lenses

ROCHESTER, N.Y., June 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Bausch & Lomb has initiated a national multimillion dollar consumer online marketing campaign surrounding the U.S. launch of SofLens (R) daily disposable contact lenses. This multi-faceted campaign targets adults ages 25 to 34 and is designed to gen...

Girls' Overall Self-Worth Improves With Contact Lens Wear, Study Shows

While both boys and girls experience value-added benefits beyond vision correction, girls experience stronger boost in self esteem with switch to contacts from glasses JACKSONVILLE, Fla., June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Contact lenses improve the overall self-worth of girls, according to data drawn f...

Schmidt & Clark, LLP: FDA Reports Show Abbott Labs Subsidiary Failed to Disclose Parasite Eye Infections Tied to Contact Lens Solution

WASHINGTON, June 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Washington, D.C.-based law firm of Schmidt & Clark, LLP , is announcing the results of an inspection conducted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration where investigators determined that a subsidiary of Abbott Park, Ill.-based Abbott La...

Kevin Niksarli, M.D. of Manhattan Lasik Center Reviews Pros and Cons of Contact Lenses vs. iLASIK at an International Meeting on 7/1/2009

According to Kevin Niksarli, M.D. of Manhattan LASIK Center, even though the iLASIK™ Procedure is not without risk, wearing contacts has its own risks. Infections with contact lenses can occur, in fact they are an order of magnitude more common when compared to the iLASIK procedure. ...

VisionDirect.com Offers Contact Lens Customers a New Way to Pay

Auto Reorder Provides Convenient Automatic Way to Spread Payments and Deliveries BELLEVUE, Wash., June 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Vision Direct, Inc., a leading online retailer of contact lenses and a wholly-owned subsidiary of drugstore.com , inc. (Nasdaq: DSCM ), today announced...

New Study Shows Many U.S. Contact Lens Wearers Do Not Comply With Recommended Replacement Schedules

In study, contact lens wearers who replace contact lenses on schedule are more comfortable; Replacement schedule compliance highest with daily disposable and one-month replacement lenses. Atlanta, GA (Vocus) June 4, 2009 -- A new study demonstrated the lack of complian...

UH optometrists make custom contact lenses for long-underserved patients

While the majority of patients with common vision problems can find glasses or contact lenses fairly easily, others who suffer from diseases of the eye that affect the focus of light have more limited options and may simply have to learn to live with poor vision. At the University of Houston's...

VISTAKON to Introduce ACUVUE(R) OASYS(TM) Brand Contact Lenses for PRESBYOPIA

First new multifocal contact lens from ACUVUE(R) in 11 years combines unique Stereo Precision Technology(TM) optics and innovative senofilcon A material to help contact lens wearers stay in contacts longer JACKSONVILLE, Fla., May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- VISTAKON(R), Division of Johnson & Johnso...

GfK Asia Releases First Ever Malaysian Contact Lens Industry Retail Measurement

SINGAPORE, April 17 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- GfK Asia is pleased to release its first ever Malaysia contact lens retail measurement for the optical industry today in line with the 14th MAPO (Malaysian Association of Practicing Opticians) Fair 2009. According to our recent survey in Malaysia, 25% ...

70% of Contact Lens Cases are Contaminated and Nearly 1 in 4 are Never Replaced - a Serious Problem Eye Doctors Want Fixed, WatchDog Group Reports

New Contact Lens and Case Timer Solves Widespread Problem ST. LOUIS, April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- There are over 38 million contact lens wearers in the U.S. and children are the fastest growing segment. The contact lens industry is enjoying great success, but there is danger growing under those ...

Honolulu Opthalmologist Alan R. Faulkner, MD Discusses Advantages of Implantable Contact Lenses (ICL) over LASIK Laser Vision Correction

On the occasion of his 100th implantable contact lens (ICL) procedure, Dr. Alan R. Faulkner with Aloha Laser Vision in Honolulu, Hawaii is letting patients know that LASIK is not the only effective way to reduce dependence on corrective eyewear. (Vocus) March 14, 2009 -...

Children's Self-Perceptions Improve More With Contact Lenses vs. Glasses

Three-year study of children ages 8-11 years shows contact lens wearers feel better about their Physical Appearance, Athletic Competence, and Social Acceptance JACKSONVILLE, Fla., March 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Contact lenses provide value-added benefits to children beyond simply corre...

Kids with contact lenses like their looks better than kids with glasses

COLUMBUS, Ohio Children wearing contact lenses felt better about how they look, their athletic abilities and acceptance by their friends than did children wearing eyeglasses in a recent study. The results suggest that nearsighted children as young as 8 years old reap social benefits from weari...

Bausch & Lomb Survey Shows People with Astigmatism Unaware of Contact Lens Options

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent survey conducted by Decision Analyst (an independent research firm in Arlington, Texas) and sponsored by Bausch & Lomb revealed that 4 out of 10 consumers incorrectly believe that their astigmatism prevents them from wearing contact lenses. ...

AOA Doctors of Optometry Partner With FDA and Other Industry Leaders to Develop New Measures to Better Protect Contact Lens Wearers

Optometrists and other experts sponsor workshop to investigate increase in Acanthamoeba keratitis and to develop new testing methods to improve contact lens care products and protect against infections ST. LOUIS, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to increase the safety and effectiveness of...

PacketBase Increases Patient Satisfaction for Santa Cruz Medical Foundation with Avaya IP Communications & Contact Center Solutions

PacketBase, Inc. provides the successful architecture design and deployment of Avaya's IP Communications and Contact Center platform for the Santa Cruz Medical Foundation (SCMF), now a part of the Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). San Jose, CA, USA (PRWEB) January 21...

Climate Change May Boost Contact With Pollutants

Exposure to elevated ozone levels associated with increased hospital admissions FRIDAY, Dec. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Global climate change may lead to a rise in health problems due to increased exposure to harmful air pollutants, suggest researchers who reviewed studies projecting the i...

Californian Files Contact Lens Solution False Advertising Class Action Against Advanced Medical Optics, Announces the Schmidt Firm, LLP

Complaint Charges Consumers Have Been Misled into Purchasing Brand Name Product Identical to Less Expensive Solution Manufactured by AMO for COSTCO Santa Ana, CA (PRWEB) December 22, 2008 -- The Schmidt Firm, LLP in Dallas, Texas announced today that Southern Californi...

Unilens Vision Acquires Aero Contact Lens, Inc.

LARGO, Fla., Dec. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Unilens Vision Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: UVICF; TSX Venture Exchange: UVI), which develops, licenses, manufactures, distributes and markets specialty contact lenses, today announced the acquisition of the specialty gas permeable contact lens manufactur...

Eyeglass Dispensary and Contact Lens Now Available at Global Laser Vision

Adding to their repertoire of full-service ophthalmological care, Global Laser Vision now offers an eyeglass dispensary and contact lens for its clients in addition to Lasik surgery. (Vocus) November 13, 2008 -- Adding to their repertoire of full-service ophthalmologica...

High Temps Degrade Contact Lens Solution: Study

ReNu with MoistureLoc was tied to eye infection outbreak in U.S. MONDAY, Nov. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Prolonged exposure to high temperatures degrades the antifungal properties of the ReNu with MoistureLoc contact lens solution, which was implicated in a U.S. eye infection outbreak betw...

Decision Intelligence Delivers Marketing Contact Optimization Solutions

Exclusive interview featuring Decision Intelligence's Matt Redlon. Denver, CO (PRWEB) October 20, 2008 -- Matt Redlon, Chief Technology Officer and Cofounder of Decision Intelligence, recently participated in an exclusive interview with Mary Jo Nott and the BeyeNETWORK ...

American Optometric Association Awards Acuvue(R) Oasys(TM) for Astigmatism With Seal of Acceptance for UV Absorbing Contact Lenses

Contact lens meets highest standard for contact lens UV protection SEATTLE, June 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ACUVUE(R) OASYS(TM) Brand Contact Lenses for ASTIGMATISM, today became the fourth contact lens in the ACUVUE(R) family of products to receive the AOA Seal of Acceptance for Ultravio...

Doctors of Optometry Urge Contact Lens Wearers to Be Vigilant With Lens Hygiene and Compliance in Flood Areas

ST. LOUIS, June 19 /PRNewswire/ -- As flooding continues to expand across much of the Midwest, the American Optometric Association (AOA) reminds contact lens wearers to closely follow hygiene and compliance instructions issued by their eye doctor. Higher temperatures combined with standing wat...

SynergEyes Hybrid Contact Lenses Provide a Vision Solution for Post-LASIK Patients

SAN DIEGO, April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- SynergEyes, Inc., of Carlsbad, CA, recently launched a revolutionary hybrid contact lens designed for people who need further vision correction after undergoing refractive vision surgery. SynergEyes(R) PS (post-surgical) is also designed for patients who hav...

$2.4 million grant for study of corneal infections associated with contact lenses

Contact lens wearers are often warned to properly clean their lenses to prevent infections that can lead to severe inflammation, intense pain, and sight impairment. Researchers from University Hospitals Case Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have been awarded...

Personal Contact Helps Maintain Weight Loss

Interactive Web sites may also help, at least for a while, study finds,,,, TUESDAY, March 11 (HealthDay News) -- Statistics on maintaining weight loss are often dismal, but a new study finds that when people have monthly personal contact with a weight-loss professional, they're able to...

Eyes on Puerto Rico: Johnson & Johnson Markets New Contact Lenses Directly to Consumers

Campaign Marks First Multimedia Effort to Launch Contact Lenses in Puerto Rico SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Feb. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, today announced a multi-faceted marketing campaign designed to promote ocular health and highlight the av...

New Study Finds Frequent Hand Washing Puts Health Care Workers at Increased Risk for Irritant Contact Dermatitis

SAN ANTONIO, Feb. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- For the millions of health care workers in the United States, repeated hand washing may not seem like an occupational hazard at first glance. In fact, good hand hygiene is essential in health care workers to stop the spread of potentially serious infections,...

New study finds resistant organisms at core of soft contact lens corneal infections

In 2006, Bausch & Lomb withdrew its ReNu with MoistureLoc contact lens solution because a high proportion of corneal infections were associated with it. Now in a new study from University Hospitals Case Medical Center, researchers show that these infections were fueled and made resistant to treat...

Eye Care Lacking in Many Who Buy Contact Lenses Online

But those who bought from doctors checked their prescriptions, kept exam dates, study finds MONDAY, Jan. 7 (HealthDay News) -- While buying contact lenses online may save time in the short-term, people who do so tend not to follow proper eye care, new research shows. Time saved ...

ACUVUE(R) 2 COLOURS(R) Brand Contact Lenses Launches Virtual Eye Makeover Tool

- Use Your Own Photo to Experiment with Various Shades of Colored Contact Lenses- JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Nov. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Have you ever considered changing your look with a new eye color? ACUVUE 2 COLOURS now offers iMakeover(TM), a virtual makeover e...

ILC Dover Launches Revolutionary ArmorFlex (R) Pharmaceutical Product Contact Film

New film delivers permanent static dissipative performance while complying with both European and US applicable standards FREDERICA, Del., Nov. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- ILC Dover, the company that manufactures flexible containment systems for the pharmaceutical industry as well as spacesui...

Presentation at Bio Contact Quebec 2007

HAE:TSX MONTREAL, Oct. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Haemacure Corporation (TSX:HAE), a specialty bio-therapeutics company developing high-value human proteins, announces that Mr. Joseph Galli, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, will be presenting at BioContact ...

Service-to-Sales Transformation at Contact Centers Hinges on Soft Skills

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Sept. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Contact centers have been transformed into sales centers as part of the Service-to-Sales movement that has reps selling while conducting ongoing customer service. Across industries, companies are in agreement that soft skills are critical for convert...

Amcat Partners With Gryphon to Provide Comprehensive and Guaranteed Do Not Call (DNC) Compliance Solution for Outbound Contact Activities

Amcat's Contact Center Suite operates with Gryphon compliance services resulting in increased productivity for call centers OKLAHOMA CITY, Sept. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Amcat, a leading provider of intelligent customer interaction solutions, today announced that it has signed a partner ag...

Autistic Children Make Limited Eye Contact

Finding could offer doctors a chance to treat the disorder earlier,, WEDNESDAY, Aug. 6 (HealthDay News) -- While poor eye contact has long been a suspected sign of possible autism, researchers at Yale University have used "eye-mapping technology" to prove that children with autism don'...

Optometrists Support AMO's Voluntary Contact Lens Solution Recall

ST. LOUIS: Following Advanced Medical Optics' voluntary recall on Friday of its Complete(R) MoisturePlus(TM) brand contact lens solution, doctors of optometry from the American Optometric Association's (AOA) Contact Lens and Cornea Section concur with the company's decision to remove the product n...
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